Have you ever thought about the power of your thoughts? I didn’t until I was faced with a chronic pain condition called CRPS and ended up at the pain clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital. It was there that I began to learn about how my thoughts were actually contributing to my life’s challenges and making my chronic pain condition worse. It wasn’t until I was faced with the horrible reality of a chronic pain condition that I discovered the power of both meditation and EFT and learnt that “if thoughts can make me sick then thoughts can make me better”. Once I had this “aha” moment, my healing journey had begun.
You see our thoughts create emotions and these emotions send certain signals within the body that are communicated to every single cell. So we can say that every single cell in our body is listening to our thoughts. There is a lot of scientific reading and research behind this concept and once you realise how toxic your thoughts can be and become aware of this, then you can begin the process of change and begin to see how much your thoughts could be impacting on your life, your illness and overall wellbeing.
Meditation and EFT/ Tapping are powerful tools that help us become aware of our thoughts and help change our thinking which ultimately improves our overall health and wellbeing. Both EFT and meditation allow us to enter our programming within our subconscious minds and reboot certain programs that are not serving us well.
So do I have a chronic pain condition anymore? No I don’t but I am so grateful for what it has taught me and that it led me to discovering meditation and EFT!
So, if you haven’t tried this already, begin to take notice of your thoughts throughout the day. This is a great exercise to start to allow you to begin to become aware of your thoughts and then you can begin to use tools, such as meditation and tapping to reprogram these thoughts. Begin by buying a journal and using this journal to write your thoughts in it daily. This is a powerful exercise because you begin to see your thoughts. I ask some of my 1:1 coaching clients to do this as their homework and they all comment on how useful the exercise was. I also ask them to try and tally up how often a particular thought comes into their awareness, and this allows them to notice patterns in their thinking.
It is important to realise that we are not our thoughts and just because we think something does not mean it is the truth of our reality.
So what thoughts are you thinking right now?